Back in 1992 Warner Bros. Pictures released Tim Burton’s Batman sequel titled Batman Returns starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito and Christopher Walken. Besides this star-studded lineup, there was another actor who was cast that did not make the cut, Marlon Wayans.
Wayans was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his new Netflix Original stand-up special Woke-ish. During the interview, Fallon brings up the point that both him and Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, had something in common, that they were both cast as superheroes. Wayans goes on to explain “what had happened”.
“This was back before black excellence. So, Black Panther, he’s strong — that brother’s on point. Robin…I don’t think they would’ve did me like that. I was going to be Batman’s black sidekick. Calling for help, ‘Batman, help me get out this situation!’ ‘Robin, quick! I need you to take the keys to the Batmobile.’ ‘Yes, Batman!’ ‘And go get it washed!'”
He was originally cast for the role of Robin in Batman Returns by Tim Burton. Even though he was cut from the film, he was still paid $100,000. But as he explains, Burton felt that because Penguin and Catwoman were being introduced in the same film there was not going to be enough time to introduce Robin. So it was decided to hold him off until the next film which would feature the dynamic duo.
Well, we know that Tim Burton never made it to the third film as Joel Schumacher took over and to direct Batman Forever. The part of Robin was recast and played by Chris O’Donnell. With that said it is very difficult to think of Marlon Wayans as Robin. It’s a great segment check it out above!
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Netflix’s Original Marlon Wayans Woke-ish is available now exclusively on Netflix.